[ tok-sof-uh-lahyt ]
/ tɒkˈsɒf əˌlaɪt /
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a devotee of archery; archer.
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Origin of toxophilite
OTHER WORDS FROM toxophilitetox·oph·i·lit·ic [tok-sof-uh-lit-ik], /tɒkˌsɒf əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjectivetox·oph·i·ly, noun
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Toxophilite, tok-sof′i-līt, n. a lover of archery: an archer.
British Dictionary definitions for toxophilite
/ (tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt) formal /
of or relating to archery
Derived forms of toxophilitetoxophily, noun
Word Origin for toxophilite
C18: from Toxophilus, the title of a book (1545) by Ascham, designed to mean: a lover of the bow, from Greek toxon bow + philos loving
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